October 10, 2008
India: Dalai Lama Undergoes Gall Bladder Surgery
Text of report by Indian news agency PTI
New Delhi, 10 October: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday underwent a gall bladder surgery at Sir Gangaram Hospital here.The 73-year-old Nobel laureate was admitted to the hospital Thursday after he complained of severe abdominal pain.
The temporal head of Tibetans underwent a laproscopic surgery to remove stones in the gallbladder, Tenzin Takhla, spokesperson of the Tibetan Government in exile told PTI, adding that he is likely to be discharged in a day or two.
The Buddhist leader had arrived in Delhi earlier this week for a routine medical check-up.
He had undergone treatment earlier at Mumbai's Lilawati hospital for abdominal discomfort.
Originally published by PTI news agency, New Delhi, in English 0854 10 Oct 08.
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